14 Foolproof Ways to Lower Your Living Expenses
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New Disclosure Rules Impact Condominiums
Residential real estate has changed as of this month. There are new contract forms for Maryland and the District, and the new mortgage disclosure rules issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are now in effect. And there even is new terminology. A lender is now a creditor and the borrower/buyer is a consumer. The initial Truth in Lending statement and Good Faith Estimate we have used for a number of years has been replaced with the Loan Estimate. And the old-faithful HUD-1 (the settlement statement) has been discarded in favor of a "Closing Disclosure".
Keeping it real: The power of the pauseOn this edition of “Keeping it real,” a recurring series on Inman, Peter Lorimer explains the power of just taking a beat before you react. ...Read More
How to pre-qualify buyers so that you’ll never waste time againCreating loyal, ready-to-buy-now clients is one of the most important skills a real estate agent should master. Unfortunately, most agents have a difficult time taking control of the client experience....Read More
Where in the world is ‘Million Dollar Listing New York’ star Steve Gold?Four months after Town Residential shuttered and Gold and his team were left adrift, the reality star's new job at Corcoran has taken him across Europe....Read More
Becoming a real estate wealth adviser: 4 tips from the prosElizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan, the president of NYC-based luxury real estate brokerage Stribling & Associates, and Aaron Woodman, a former real estate agent and current real estate wealth adviser, share four steps to helping their clients reach their wealth goals....Read More
WATCH: How to reinvent a legacy brand the right wayHow do you approach new marketing and reinvention when you come from a legacy brand like Century 21? Cara Whitely, Century 21's chief marketing offer, took the stage at Inman Connect San Francisco to disuss this topic at CMO Connect....Read More
WATCH: A peek behind the curtains at CompassMatt Spangler, chief creative officer at Compass, joined 1000watt's Brian Boero on stage at Inman Connect San Francisco to offer a closer look at the Compass brand, what it does for its agents, its new smart real estate signs and more....Read More
You can now rent former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s NYC condo for $25K-a-monthFour months after buying an apartment in an exclusive New York skyscraper, Michael Cohen is trying to rent it out for a monthly rate of $25,000....Read More
WATCH: How real estate’s big dogs handle integration challengesMelody Foster of Zephyr Real Estate, Scott Petronis of eXp Realty, Josh Team of Keller Williams and Maelle Gavet of Compass discuss interoperability, integration and more at Inman Connect San Francisco. ...Read More
Turf war between Compass and Pacific Union shifts to commercialTwo of the Bay Area’s largest residential brokerages are about to expand their residential turf war into the commercial market....Read More
Danny McBride targets real estate agents in dark comedy ‘Arizona’"Arizona" is a movie about a subprime mortgage holder who strikes back at the agents who sold him a recession-era home, starring Danny McBride.